I am constantly on the search for self improvement and this can leave me burnt out and tired.
I make a lot of mistakes; sometimes I get so focused on self improvement that I throw my self care and respect out the window. We have all been there, when we are trying to do it all and everything ends up falling to pieces.
One thing though, regardless of what is working well or not in my life is that I am never willing to settle.
If I am unhappy with something, I work my best to fix it.
Not in a good relationship? Well, that’s an easy fix, it is ending, if my significant other is not willing to level up.
If you settle in your relationship, you settle in life. Your relationship either makes you or breaks you. I am not looking for an anchor in my life, I am looking for an ally.
Not in a fulfilling job? I would never quit, because mama needs to pay the mortgage, but I will work diligently on finding the next great opportunity for myself and precedent proves you get what you work for.
Not in the right mental space? It can be tough, but do your best to make it your main priority and seriously, everything else will get better.
Settling makes life so sedentary.
Settling makes life so sluggish.
Settling makes like so sombre.
Settling is the sickness of current day society.
Settling allows people to filter and hashtag their existence into something past mediocrity, for others to see, but not for the one living it.
Settling is safe and that is its greatest allure.
When you are colouring between the lines, there is no chance of anyone questioning you or your intentions. The one thing is, when you do colour out of the lines, you realize that those boundaries, which you thought were so real and scary are imaginary; they are self imposed barriers to success.
There are no real barriers.
We live in thriving societies and are fairly free to live the life we choose and are willing to put the effort into. If you want it, you just have to work for it.
It can be lonely to always be striving for more.
It can be scary to take risks, rather than playing it safe.
It can be so comforting to stay within the societally constructed lines because it is what we have been taught to do since childhood.
I have so many years (hopefully) left to live, so why would I keep repeating the experiences I have already had? I would be better off dead than training myself to accept the life I currently have because you never know what a new day will bring.
Settle? I refuse to settle for a lackluster lunch, let alone a lackluster life.